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3 dead in Hawaii plane crash

27 February 2014, 18:01

Wailuku - Authorities say three people are dead and three are injured following a plane crash on Hawaii's Lanai Island.

Maui County spokesperson Rod Antone says the crash occurred around 21:30 on Wednesday near the island's airport.

He says details are still sketchy but the plane was taking off or had just taken off when it went down.

Antone says three are dead and two are critically injured. Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga says a third occupant was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Mainaga says crews located the aircraft about 1 mile southwest of the airport.

Authorities say they don't know how many people were aboard, the size of the aircraft or details about the crash.

- AP


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